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June 2021

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New scholarship honors the past and prepares for the future

June 24, 2021

A Winrock Legacy Story It was the early 1990s, and biologist Sitan Traore had a dream, one that seems eerily prescient given the world we live in: she wanted to help study and control illness in her home country, Mali. “In Africa there are so many diseases — in humans and animals — that are […]

Jude Kearney Elected Winrock International Board Chair

June 14, 2021

LITTLE ROCK, AR – June 14, 2021 – Winrock International, the U.S.-based national and international economic development organization, is proud to announce the election of Jude Kearney as Chair of the Winrock International Board of Directors. Kearney is the managing partner of the Washington, D.C., office of ASAFO & Co. LLP and has served on […]

The Climate Q&A…

June 10, 2021

Can you each tell us a little about yourselves and how you became interested in child labor issues? Julie: Growing up, I always had an interest in places, cultures, languages, and people beyond the confines of my neighborhood, school, and community. I sought out opportunities to understand others’ life circumstances, which helped broaden my perspective. […]

Power of Place: Winrock Fosters Revitalization and Innovation in Rural Arkansas

June 7, 2021

In the rear of an empty city lot in downtown Stuttgart, Arkansas, population 9,195, five school-aged kids sit down and quietly erect a giant Jenga tower. It’s just there, waiting to be built on a Saturday morning, so they do. Over on the side, a young couple plops into a pair of chairs facing an […]
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A Mentor Girls Can Trust

June 3, 2021

Arabe Touré has built trust with girls in communities around Mali’s large Sadiola Gold Mine. Most of the girls have little knowledge of menstrual hygiene practices. In traditional Malian society, parents do not discuss such sensitive topics with their children, especially with girls. Menstrual hygiene remains very sensitive in Mali, with many girls dropping out […]

ACR Becomes First Crediting Program Approved by ICAO for post-2020 Credits

June 2, 2021

June 2, 2021 – American Carbon Registry (ACR), a nonprofit enterprise of Winrock International, is pleased to announce the recent decision of the Council of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) to extend the eligibility of ACR offset credits for compliance under the Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation (CORSIA), to include  units  […]